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John Jacob Astor Hotel

John Jacob Astor Hotel
John Jacob Astor Hotel. / Mark Hogan, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Historic former hotel building, constructed in Art Deco style in 1922 – 1923. Using the height of the 8th-floor high hotel here was set up the world’s first cable TV system in 1948. It is named after John Jacob Astor who founded Fort Astoria (1811) nearby and later became the richest man in the United States.

3.8 out of 10 stars 37.8%

GPS coordinates
46.18874 N 123.82836 W
Location, address
North America, United States, Oregon, Clatsop County, Astoria, 342, 14th Street
Hotels and inns
Alternate names
The Astor Building, Hotel Astoria

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